Women Senators Sponsor Mammogram Coverage Amendment
December 4, 2009 by The New Agenda
Today the Senate voted on an amendment that would allow the Health and Human Services secretary to require insurers to cover preventive health screenings free of charge. This protective step for women came as a result of a push by women politicians – of both parties.
Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., and Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine co-sponsored an amendment to the healthcare bill – that amendment passed yesterday by a vote of 61-39.